Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers

Talk on radio or television. May interview guests, act as master of ceremonies, read news flashes, identify station by giving call letters, or announce song title and artist.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
41,430 2.1 % $15.22 $31,650 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.16 $7.43 $10.64 $16.81 $27.61
Annual Wage (2) $12,810 $15,440 $22,130 $34,960 $57,440

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Radio and television broadcasting 38,350 $14.95 $31,100
Advertising and related services 410 $18.41 $38,290
Colleges and universities 350 $15.91 $33,090
Independent artists, writers, and performers 190 $20.05 $41,700
Performing arts companies 180 $19.83 $41,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Spectator sports 150 $39.83 $82,840
Motion picture and video industries (7) $30.91 $64,300
Independent artists, writers, and performers 190 $20.05 $41,700
Performing arts companies 180 $19.83 $41,250
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 70 $19.27 $40,090

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
North Dakota 370 $11.79 $24,520 0.116%
South Dakota 380 $11.86 $24,670 0.103%
Montana 330 $11.08 $23,050 0.082%
Alaska 230 $15.28 $31,790 0.078%
Vermont 200 $11.57 $24,070 0.068%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Utah 330 $26.22 $54,540 0.031%
California 3,260 $22.81 $47,450 0.022%
Rhode Island 250 $21.60 $44,920 0.052%
Michigan 1,500 $18.97 $39,450 0.035%
New Jersey 440 $18.90 $39,310 0.011%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Florence, AL MSA 80 $9.37 $19,500 0.162%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI MSA 140 $9.79 $20,360 0.127%
Bangor, ME MSA 70 $13.47 $28,010 0.121%
Danville, VA MSA 50 $9.79 $20,360 0.114%
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 50 $11.22 $23,330 0.104%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oakland, CA PMSA 50 $33.86 $70,430 0.005%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 1,130 $28.16 $58,560 0.028%
Newark, NJ PMSA (7) $26.61 $55,340 (7)
Topeka, KS MSA (7) $25.38 $52,790 (7)
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 80 $24.59 $51,150 0.013%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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